Rural Health Care

Welcome to the Rural Health Care Program

The Rural Health Care (RHC) Program supports health care facilities in bringing world class medical care to rural areas through increased connectivity. It supports reduced rates for broadband and telecom services. There are two subprograms in the RHC Program: the Healthcare Connect Fund (HCF) Program and the Telecommunications (Telecom) Program.

Notice: The FY2019 Filing Window Period will take place from February 1, 2019 through 11:59 p.m. EDT May 31, 2019. More information about filing window periods available here.


The Pilot Program was the precursor to the Healthcare Connect Fund. It is no longer accepting applicants.